MOTH Sightings 2019

Friday 30th August Bat Walk and Moth Evening.

Sue brought along some moths of different sizes to share with visitors prior to our Bat Walk (from her garden trap set the night before to show the various species that can be found in the local area).

Unfortunately, the moth trap in the woodland following our Bat Walk had lots of tiny black flies and a caddis fly but few moths. The species within were:

1 Agriphila geniculea

3 Square Spot Rustic

Lime Hawk Moth  (casual sighting) June, 2019

Setting our new Moth Trap 31st August, 2018 for the very first time!

Yesterday evening, we were able to set the trap for our first time last evening, Friday 31st August, 2018 7:30pm – 9:15pm during our Bat Walk . Thanks to Cllr Michelle Fenner for funding the purchase of a Heath Bucket Moth Trap and to the help and advice given by Dr Francis Burgess

As the Woodland has free access to the public, the trap was not left unattended, to avoid risk of it being stolen. On our return to the woodland it was with interest 20 + visitors watched as we opened the trap to see if any moths were within.

The following moths were recorded:

  • Orange Swift
  • Square Spot Rustic
  • Several micros moths (unidentified)
  • Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing
  • Agriphila geniculea

Sue also brought along approx 24 moths of different sizes to share with visitors prior to our Bat Walk to show the various species that can be found in the local area – these came from her garden trap set the night before.

Montefiore Woodland Moth Evening Result

Moth Survey 10th August 2013 – Thanks to David Gardner Kent Butterfly Conservation

Montefiore Community Woodland TR3888265676

Moths seen 10th August 2013

For more information on these moths visit:

UK CodeCommon NameStatus
642 Batia unitella Local
647 Brown House-moth Common
658 Carcina quercana Common
706 Agonopterix nervosa Common
772 Carpatolechia fugitivella Unstated
779 Bryotropha affinis Unstated
787 Bryotropha terrellaLocal
873 Blastobasis adustella Local
969 Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Common
994 Clepsis consimilana Common
998 Light Brown Apple MothUnstated
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave Common
1713 Riband Wave Common
1742 Yellow Shell Common
2050 Common FootmanCommon
2061 Buff Ermine Common
2091 Dark Sword-grass Unstated
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Common
2107 Large Yellow UnderwingCommon
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow UnderwingCommon
2155 Dot Moth Common
2193 ClayCommon
2283 Dark Dagger Common
2289 Knot Grass Common
2292 Tree-lichen BeautyUnstated
2295 Marbled GreenLocal
2297 Copper UnderwingCommon
2303 Straw Underwing Common
2318 Dun-bar Common
2341 Cloaked Minor Common
2343 Common Rustic Common
2441 Silver Y Common
2477 SnoutCommon